The hallmarks of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) are grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration. People with this condition are frequently described as arrogant, self-centered, manipulative, and demanding. They may also concentrate on grandiose fantasies (e.g. their own success, beauty, brilliance) and may be convinced that they deserve special treatment. These characteristics typically begin in early adulthood and must be consistently evident in multiple contexts, such as at work and in relationships.
… since the narcissist is so convinced of his high station (most are men), he automatically expects that others will recognize his superior qualities and will tell him so. —Charles Zanor
But unlike the garden-variety snob, narcissists have impaired relationships because they're unable to enter anyone else's world. —Adelle Waldman
They're still raging narcissists with a sense of entitlement stronger than the gravitational field of Jupiter. —Judith Rascoe
I'm like most baby boomers, a narcissist. In pursuit of the perfect body … —Cathy Booth